If aliens see this, what will they think of us?

In a search for ad revenue that’s marginally more palatable than the story of baby Jake, Bigelow Aerospace is cruising for corporate logos to send into space, according to MSNBC’s Cosmic Log. The company’s founder, Robert Bigelow, who also owns Budget Suites of America, would presumably affix the logos to the inside of the space capsule, according to a picture he’s posted of what the ads would look like. Then the logo-filled picture would be beamed down to Earth. Whatever the case, this whole idea would seem to have a shelf life similar to that of the pet rock. (Boy, do the pet rock allusions fly fast and furious whenever we get addicted to VH1’s I Love the 70s.)

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor